Photography by Kerem Sanliman
Istanbul-based shipyard Numarine has announced the launch and delivery of the third unit of its 26XP Series. This compact 26-metre expedition vessel has a full-displacement efficient hull and bulbous bow for optimal stability and range.
The new 26XP unit has the same layout and propulsion package as its forerunner, the second yacht of the series, M/Y Minella. The main difference is the hull colour: the third 26XP has a white hull.
“We are excited to deliver another 26XP to her owner,” commented Omer Malaz, Founder and Chairman of Numarine.
Numarine’s long-term collaborator Can Yalman designed the 26XP’s exterior and interior. Naval architecture is by Umberto Tagliavini, another longstanding partner of the shipyard. The model has an efficient hull – especially designed for ocean cruising – and futuristic design touches likeangular windows and a vertical bow, with some features (and capabilities) carried over from Numarine’s larger 32XP. The 26XP’s smaller draft allows her to berth in shallower harbours.
The 26XP’s interior has been described as sophisticated, spacious and refined. There are four large guest cabins belowdecks. The master suite, situated amidships, is large enough to have a dedicated study to starboard, a lounge to portside and a large bathroom in addition to the king-sized bed and ample storage space for long cruises. There are also two VIP cabins and one more twin cabin.
One hallmark of Numarine is the use of a lot of glass to create an interior filled with natural light. In addition, a section of the large saloon windows slides open to create a balcony positioned over the sea.
Social areas on board the 2.5-deck yacht include an extensive main saloon with full height windows, three settees on the foredeck, an open dining area and sunbed aft, and a generous beach platform.
One of the standout features of the 26XP is the special 55-square-metre flybridge. The second console unit and another dining area in the front are partially enclosed by the radar mast, while the rear sun lounge is a fully open space. The flybridge is big enough to store a 3.5-metre tender.
To allow for maximum comfort on board the 26XP, one of Numarine’s aims was to eliminate or reduce all sources of noise and vibration. The onboard systems that control these issues are from the shipyard’s partner Silent Line, noise and vibration expert for luxury yachts, commercial vessels, and industrial and architectural projects. The noise level in the owner’s cabin is only 55.1 dB at cruising speed, 33.8 dB at anchor with generator and air conditioner running.
The displacement 26XP unit no.3 has a maximum speed of 13.5 knots, and a cruising speed of nine knots. The efficient hull offers an impressive range of up to 3,000 nm at eight knots.
Numarine specialises in yachts from 19 to 45 metres. The 26XP is also available with a semi-planing hull, like the first unit, delivered in April 2018.
Length Overall – 25.68m
Waterline length at full load – 23.95m
Beam – 6.60m
Displacement, dry – approx. 60,000kg
Displacement, full load – approx. 74,000kg
Length of hull – 23.95m
Draft – 2.12m
International Gross Tonnage – under 150GT
Passengers – 8 (4 cabins)
Crew – 3 (2 cabins)
Engines – Twin MAN R6-560hp @ 2300rpm or Twin MAN V8-1200hp @ 2300rpm
Max speed – 13.5 knots full displacement (28 knots semi-displacement)
Cruising speed – 9 knots full displacement (18 knots semi-displacement)
Max range – 3,000 nm at 8 knots (full displacement)
Bow Thruster – 15kW–285kg thrust DC electric
Stern Thruster – 11.4kW–240kg thrust DC electric